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Wake Forest coach Skip Prosser dies from a heart attack

 The university announced today that Wake Forest coach Skip Prosser has passed away.

Wake Forest coach Skip Prosser dies from a heart attack Skip Prosser, who led Wake Forest to its first basketball top ranking three seasons ago, died on Thursday from what seems to be a heart attack, at the age of 56. According to the Winston-Salem Journal, Prosser "collapsed while jogging at the university."

 Prosser spent six seasons with the Demon Deacons, winning an Atlantic Coast Conference regular-season title in 2003 and reaching the NCAA tournament in his first four seasons. Wake Forest went to No. 1 for the first time during the 2004-05 season.

 Before arriving in Winston-Salem, Prosser was head coach at Xavier for seven seasons and at Loyola of Maryland for one year.

 Prosser had a career record of 291-146 as a head coach, including 126-68 with Wake Forest. While there, he coached future NBA stars Chris Paul and Josh Howard, and was the ACC coach of the year in 2003.

Published on 07/26/2007

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